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    Most of the trout I have caught got by without...

    Most of the trout I have caught got by without needing a net. However, it seems that when I neglect hauling the thing with me is when that special circumstance arises that I'll need it most.
  2. Thread: It's SPRING!!!

    by DaleW
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    The pretty child's pic reminds me of that famous...

    The pretty child's pic reminds me of that famous quote from Carl Sandburg ... "A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on."

    But now let me say ... (having turned 80 near the end of last...
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    I know we no where experienced the winter months...

    I know we no where experienced the winter months like some places in the country have, HOWEVER, for this old man it was a long hard one. I must be getting wussy because by the first day of spring I...
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    My Favorite Animal Our teacher asked what my...

    My Favorite Animal

    Our teacher asked what my favorite animal was, and I said, "Fried chicken."

    She said I wasn't funny, but she couldn't have been right, because everyone else laughed.

    My...
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    ~ ~ ~ Off To The Pharmacy ~ ~ ~ One day an...

    ~ ~ ~ Off To The Pharmacy ~ ~ ~

    One day an old man goes into a pharmacy, reaches into his pocket and takes out a small bottle and a teaspoon laying it on the counter.

    He asks the pharmacist,...
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    I carry about 15' of parachute cord in the back...

    I carry about 15' of parachute cord in the back of my fishing vest ... does that count?
  7. Thread: What weight?

    by DaleW
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    My fly rod quiver has rods from 4wt through to...

    My fly rod quiver has rods from 4wt through to 9wt. I'd like to think I've got all bases covered for what I do. My main stay rod for most of what I go after is a 5wt. For wading in tight places I...
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    My preference has been end of season sales where...

    My preference has been end of season sales where I've saved a few serious bucks. And then I take care of them, getting a lot of use and years out of the discounted investment. I must confess that...
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    The psychiatrist and the proctologist Best...

    The psychiatrist and the proctologist

    Best friends graduated from medical school at the same time and decided that in spite of two different specialties, they would open a practice together to ...
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    well, this certainly has little to do with fly...

    well, this certainly has little to do with fly fishing .... but I got a brand new 18" chain saw! (and I needed it!)
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    I suppose sporting supply companies have had the...

    I suppose sporting supply companies have had the same business problems as with many other smaller business corporations, finances, overhead costs, keeping on good skilled employees, wages and who...
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    It would have to be Alaska, especially where we...

    It would have to be Alaska, especially where we were on the last visit, The Lynn Canal, just a tad north of Juneau.

    http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h226/dww0825/Dalefishing016.jpg
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    How could I forget .... my birthday is December...

    How could I forget .... my birthday is December 7th, and I remember like it was yesterday when Pearl Harbor was bombed and my birthday party was just getting underway. Mothers came rushing to our...
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    Just before Christmas, an honest politician, a...

    Just before Christmas, an honest politician, a generous lawyer and Santa Claus were riding in the elevator of a very posh hotel. Just before the doors opened they all noticed a $20 bill lying on...
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    cyc ~ your suggestion about an experiment brought...

    cyc ~ your suggestion about an experiment brought some humor memories to mind. I've tried I don't know how many little tests and experiments, ranging from color to technique to depth to I can't...
  16. Thread: Fiberglass

    by DaleW
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    Way back when, I started with an old rump sprung...

    Way back when, I started with an old rump sprung Wright & McGill bamboo and left shortly after to do my military service and I just gave the rod away (think I paid five bucks for it). When I...
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    For trout I use a mono leader with a floro...

    For trout I use a mono leader with a floro tippet. For pan fish and bass, mono to mono (or straight mono). Works good for me and I see no reason to go the more expensive route.
  18. Thread: Veterans Day

    by DaleW
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    We did a weekend fishing staying at the Buck Hall...

    We did a weekend fishing staying at the Buck Hall NFS campground (Francis Marion Nat'l Forest). Low and behold, paid for the Saturday night stay but come Sunday - and because I was a veteran - no...
  19. One really cannot grasp the significance of this...

    One really cannot grasp the significance of this kind of "event" until it happens to YOU. Jim, I'm with you in spirit, I know the feeling and the experience. Like you say, the paper work and having...
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    HOW OLD GUYS PICK UP WOMEN I am getting on...

    HOW OLD GUYS PICK UP WOMEN

    I am getting on in years and not the best looking guy anymore.

    Some would even say I'm a little frayed around the edges....

    But, I have a nice car, a little...
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    There's this guy in our fishing club that's been...

    There's this guy in our fishing club that's been married three (3) times! He's been striving for this utopia "togetherness" thing, where he and she have no secrets, tell each other EVERYTHING, and...
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    First off ... what do I know(?) But it has...

    First off ... what do I know(?)

    But it has been my EXPERIENCE that the lighter reels I've liked most. True, one can get into some junky light ones to be sure, and that will out-weight the...
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    The elderly Priest, speaking to the younger...

    The elderly Priest, speaking to the younger Priest, said, ''You had a good idea to replace the first four pews with plush bucket theater seats. It worked like a charm. The front of the Church ...
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    Definition of the word "Coincidence". . A...

    Definition of the word "Coincidence". .

    A chicken farmer went to the local bar ...He sat next to a woman and ordered champagne.

    The woman said: " How strange, I also just ordered a glass of...
  25. Eye sight is so precious. Not all that long ago...

    Eye sight is so precious. Not all that long ago I had cataract surgery (both eyes) and what a joy to be able to see so clearly once again. There have been so many medical miracles with eye sight in...
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